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LIMA 2019: Dassault Aviation will showcase Rafale immersive cockpit demonstrator

The Dassault Aviation group is particularly pleased to showcase its dual civil/military know-how at the 2019 edition of LIMA (Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition) being held in Langkawi (Malaysia) on March 26-30. Rafale International will showcase for the first time the Rafale immersive cockpit demonstrator.

Dassault Aviation will showcase Rafale immersive cockpit demonstrator LIMA 2019 Langkawi Malaysia 925 001 Dassault Rafale's cockpit (Picture source Reddit)

This Rafale immersive cockpit experience simulates a multirole mission demonstrating the aircraft capabilities through an anti-ship strike mission at a very low level followed by a collaborative air-to-air engagement. This advanced virtual reality presentation gets closer to the real cockpit and hands on throttle and stick, gives the impression to be flying the Rafale for an operational mission in combat environment.

To carry on with the interactive participation of the visitors, the RAFALE INSIDE demonstration, real 3D virtual reality animation which allows discovering the virtual Rafale mockup and its systems, as well as the RAFALE TOUCH which presents the operational capabilities of the aircraft, will be showcased as well.

Also displayed on the Rafale International booth, a scale 1:5 Rafale mock-up to emphasize both the power and operational flexibility of the aircraft that can be used simultaneously for air-combat and deep strike mission during the same sortie, making the Rafale a true asset of sovereignty. The Twin-Seater Rafale B variant scale 1:10 mock up and the Navy variant, Rafale M scale 1:10 mockup both presents on the stall will further illustrate the “Omnirole” capacity of the Rafale designed from the start to match all needs.

For a focus on the highly performing Rafale engines which offer unmatched survivability and robustness, and on the Rafale AESA (active electronically scanned array) radar which brings superior detection and tracking ranges on a “track while search” approach, a mockup of Safran Aircraft Engines M88 Rafale engines, as well as a mockup of the Thales RBE2 Rafale radar will complete the exhibition.

Rafale International said, “We are delighted to be back in Malaysia for LIMA with this innovative demo displayed for the first time out of our design office and hope that our Malaysian partners in the tertiary institution in areas of research and high technology development, as well as the others, will enjoy. This exhibition offers the opportunity to Rafale International to strengthen existing and future ties while reaffirming our commitment to Malaysia.”

The Rafale has been proposed to the Government of Malaysia in the frame of the Multirole Combat Aircraft Program (MRCA) tender issued in 2011. It is designed and produced by a joint venture comprising aerospace leaders Dassault Aviation, Safran and Thales representing all together around 180.000 employees around the world. All three companies are collaborating with Malaysian partners among which are local industry players, organisations and institutions.